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would need a lawyer. a criminal defense lawyer. the michigan detectives and the pennsylvania state police arrested him at his workplace, the comic bookstore. as he was led away after a later court appearance he loudly proclaimed that police had nabbed the wrong man. >> there's no way. no, i didn't do this. >> the cold case had turned red hot. michael george was returning to michigan and would stand trial for the first-degree murder of his wife. a case prosecutors knew would be hard to prove in the age of csi and show-me forensic evidence, that's because there was none. so it would come down to a single witness and his recollection of a solitary phone call he said he made on a friday the 13, 1990. >> coming up, a twist in court few would have predicted. >> initially, never crossed the line. after five hours you start to worry. >> when "the comic book murder volume 2" continues. that i just love to do every single day. ♪ it's the way i've made my living for over 30 years. ♪ every time we leave the dock, it's an adventure. the one thing people might not realize when they're going
off against what the papers were calling a million dollar defense dream team hired by denny's father. the lead defense attorney was day of the chessnah. the girl's mother was called to the stand. >> those were her favorite pants. >> it all came down to the contents of the trash bag found beneath the window. of all of the dna tests run on hannah hannah's clothing spotted with blood only one came back to denny, a small semen stain on the the underwear. >> they're kids. they're fooling around. that doesn't mean he raped her. >> the case went to the jury and in the midst of deliberations came a stunning turn. the judge, quite unexpectedly walked into the jury room and declared a mistrial. she said she took that drastic measure because she was getting a report that one of the jurors was talking about a lie detector test not in evidence. a lie detector test brad oborn, hannah's boyfriend had taken and passed. that, said the judge, was jury misconduct. >> the court finds that the jury is unable to fulfill the obligations required by law. >> the prosecution team was stunned. >> it was not a
. >> the classic defense is you're in the middle of the trial, they point at the back door and tell the jury how do you know that person is not going to walk in through that door? is that a reasonable doubt? you can ending up with a not guilty just by that fact alone. >> our primary concern was to find the body. >> but brandon lavergne wasn't cooperating. so prosecutors gathered to make a very tough decision, offer to take the death penalty off the table in exchange for a full confession and the whereabouts of mickey's body. >> did you hate that or were you eager to make that deal? >> i was eager to make that deal. finding the body was important obviously for the prosecution, but as important for us in this case was finding her to bring her back to her family. >> my feeling was, we want her found. >> before i could say a word, she says i want the body found. >> but the d.a.'s office wasn't going to make this easy for lavergne. he would also have to confess to the other murder back in 1999. >> he had two death penalty cases to think about, not one. >> you think that swayed him? >> i think it was a f
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